Discover some of the highlights that make the ‘Lantern of the North’ a shining example of Scottish medieval architecture.
March the length of this massive fort built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden to see why it’s served the British Army so well for 250 years.
Explore Scotland's past through over a million historic photographs, drawings and more
Roam a city park like no other, with its hills, crags and thousands of years of history.
Visit the seat of one of medieval and Renaissance Scotland’s most powerful families, the earls of Huntly.
Visit ‘the noblest of northern castles’ – even ruined, the stronghold of the mighty earls of Mar is a fine example of a 13th-century castle.
Explore a fine castle altered in 1787 to contain the first lighthouse built by the Northern Lighthouse Board.
Explore the magnificent ruins of the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and home to the Stewart kings of Scotland.
Enter Scotland’s largest surviving medieval bishop’s house – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years.
Explore one of Scotland’s greatest castles, home to generations of monarchs and a fortress since ancient times.
Gain a unique insight into island life inside this traditional thatched house – once home to a family and its animals.
Watch Archibald the Grim’s forbidding island fortress come into view as you cross the River Dee by boat.